Day Before Us – As My Spirit Wanders Free
Label: Gradual Hate Records – GH149
Format: CD, Album
Released: Jun 22, 2021
Style: Dark Ambient, Darkwave, Drone, Neofolk, Ambient
Prominent act from the post-industrial/minimal electroacoustic scene «Day Before Us» is back with a new significant album, casting elegant solitary hymns and shedding an unconventional gothic inspired mood. The instrumentals and conceptual background are approached and elaborated by Philippe Blache while the sound lyricist Agne Srebaliute takes over the vocal parts. «As my spirit wanders free » is a meticulously blended release which gives a large space to contemplative tones, to poignant melodic phrases and to a thick cloud of emotional meandering textures.
The message behind the album explores existential themes such as soul stirring fragility, blurred-fractured memories and the mystical nature world. «As my spirit wanders free» is a vast, sensient and windy atmospheric opus that directly takes on the emotions of the listener. This album marks the 10 years anniversary of the project. This special edition is accompanied by the unique photographic work of Natalie Ina that matches the musical signature in terms of sheer emotional intensity and stylistic landmark.
Day Before Us is an emotional, ethereal and dark ambient music project formed in 2011 by the piano trained player and composer Philippe Blache. Full length releases have been published by Rage in Eden, Twilight Records, OPN and GH Records. A palette of immersive electronic textures, slowly moving melancholic piano airs, industrial noises, lyrical themes, neoclassical arrangements and discreet experimentations characterize the compositional process and the stylistic inclination. Creative strength of the project comes from reflections on timelessness, memories of a bygone era, romantic spleen and spiritual narratives. Day Before Us occasionally gives live performances and works in the context of intermedia collaborations.
→ Philippe Blache (concept, instruments)
→ Agne Srebaliute (vocals)
→ Natalie Ina (photographies/video)
Otros trabajos de Day Before Us / Other references →
→ Day Before Us – Ode A La Nuit D’Ombre
→ The Ever Sounding Sea Of Grief by Philippe Blache
→ Day Before Us – Misty Shroud Of Regrets
→ Day Before Us – Prélude à l’âme d’élégie
→ Day Before Us – Nihil Interit
→ Antikatechon – I Feel Nothing But Repulsion
→ Day Before Us / Nimh – Under Mournful Horizons